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A flawed experience for PC gamers,
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition (PC DVD) (Video Game)
I feel like I'm reinstating an almost cliched criticism about this game, but I really was shocked just quite how poorly optimised it is for PC. I myself am playing only with a GeForce 240m 1GB, but even this should have been more than enough to produce equal or superior graphics to a PS3, had it been properly optimised. In reality I have had to turn shadows off completely and most other options to low-med just to maintain 25+ fps, and that's with no anti-aliasing, so overall it looks like a game from about 2005. Installing the game is a cumbersome nightmare, with you having to join Windows Live and 'Social club', both of which ask for unnecessary amounts of information and require confirmation emails, and are quite likely to cause a crash while you play the game.